Sunday, November 11, 2012
Design Wall Monday
I decided to get a start on this month's 'Let Me See Your Jelly Roll' project. I have had this Little Apples JR for some time and when I saw Flo's (Butterflyquilting) sweet quilt using the pattern by 3-Dudes found at the Missouri Star Quilt website , I knew I had to make this.
I have been disappointed with the last three Jelly Rolls. A solid Bella was cut so off grain that it was unusable. The 'Simple Marks' I used last month had several strips that had a flaw right thru the entire strip - luckily I didn't need them all. Now this one - can you see it? Three strips were so bad, I used strips from another line (leftovers). This one was on the one end.
And yes, it does show on the front, but I hope it can be disquised with quilting as I didnt' have anything else to use. Now these three rolls were purchased different times and all different lines, but all Moda - at the price , I would hope for better quality. Had this been yardage from my LQS - they would have given me extra material to make up for it - or trash it and make a new cut. I love pre-cuts, especially JRs, but with prices climbing - I may have to rethink these purchases if they are packaging flawed materials. (yes, I have had charms and layer cakes flawed too)
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I needed to restock 'Goldfish' for my grandsons - our favorite sharing snack when they visit. I just thought these were the cutest things!! Hey Shell - see these? Bunny and carrot shaped cheese crackers and pretzel mix - LOVE IT!!